Our Events

NHM recognizes that collective community involvement can be powerful and that change happens faster when people work together. Our annual events and fundraisers bring communities together in the service of ending domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking.

Domestic Violence Purple Ribbon

Our Annual Events

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: participating businesses display purple lights and ribbons as an expression of their commitment to ending domestic abuse.
  • Empty Place at the Table (EPATT): a traveling table display placed at quiet, contemplative locations such as libraries. The table is set with dinnerware donated by the families of individuals who have died as a result of domestic abuse. Visitors to the table are invited to reflect.

We also offer many opportunities to learn more about domestic abuse including:

  • Auctions
  • Lectures
  • Webinars
  • Shop for Hope: a sale of new and gently used adult and children's clothing and accessories held each August. This event, a community favorite, is a great opportunity to purchase amazing items at incredible prices. Watch for our ads!

Our News

Pop Up Shop VIP Night Cancelled; Community Shopping Days Extended

By jlemole | August 18, 2021

Due to the rise in COVID cases in Knox County, we are cancelling our Pop Up Shop VIP Night when a large crowd would be in close proximity. Instead, we…

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Newsletter: July, 2021

By jlemole | July 20, 2021

Dear Community Members and Supporters of New Hope for Women, I’d like to start by expressing my sincere gratitude to the many of you who have supported this important work…

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United Midcoast Charities Provides Much Needed Funding

By nhm | June 29, 2021

United Midcoast Charities has once again stepped up to assist New Hope for Women with funding that supports critical services for survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking. This…

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The 2021 Pop Up Shop is Coming August 19th-21st!

By nhm | June 17, 2021

Join us for an amazing shopping experience as we bring back our annual Pop Up Shop! We have a tremendous array of new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories…

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United Way of Midcoast Maine Grant Assists with Funding Services in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties

By nhm | June 8, 2021

The continuous support we receive allows us to effectively and efficiently address domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in these counties. United Way of Midcoast Maine funds partially fund some…

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Welcome to New Board Member and Staff!

By nhm | May 26, 2021

We are excited to have new board member, Cathy Landau-Painter, and staff member, Susanna Norwood-Burns join us. Cathy’s career spans the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As a former partner…

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Maine Association of Realtors Foundation Grant Assists with Sheltering

By nhm | May 22, 2021

Sheltering individuals who choose to flee their circumstances is an ongoing priority made a bit easier this year with a generous $10,000 grant from the Maine Association of Realtors Foundation.…

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40 for 40 Campaign

By nhm | May 20, 2021

We have recently launched a 40th Anniversary fundraiser to celebrate our time serving Maine’s Midcoast communities. With a goal of $4,040, the campaign begins May 22nd and runs for 40 days…

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New Hope for Women Receives Healthy Relationships Grant

By nhm | May 3, 2021

New Hope for Women is the recipient of a $50,000 Healthy Relationships Community Grant from the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). A $3million…

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New Hope for Women Receives Camden Rotary Large Grant

By nhm | April 23, 2021

NHFW devised new sheltering options during the pandemic when many shelters were closed or limiting intake due to social distancing guidelines. With victim-survivors needing longer term sheltering than we typically…

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Hosting a NHM Fundraiser

We would be glad to partner with you and your workplace to offer an event or fundraiser. Find out more information through our External Fundraiser Form, then contact us to discuss. Thank you!

New Hope Midcoast Locations

We offer 3 onsite locations serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties in Maine.

New Hope Midcoast
P.O. Box A, Rockland, Maine 04841


24/7 Helpline Midcoast Maine 1-800-522-3304

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